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Recreational Marijuana: Legal vs. Illegal

Nevada implemented its Early Sales program allowing sales of recreational marijuana on July 1, 2017. Due to a lawsuit filed only weeks prior to Early Sales, there was no distribution of marijuana between a wholesale operation and a retail operation for the first two weeks of Early Sales. The State licensed distributors on or about July 13 and July 14, 2017, which allowed for distribution. The State also adopted emergency regulations to address what appears to be an insufficient number of alcohol distributors.

As sales go forward, BE SURE TO BE AWARE of Nevada’s basic marijuana laws and edible safety:

PURCHASING

Must be 21 years or older to enter a dispensary (unless medical patient).
You must provide government-issued identification.

PURCHASING LIMITS

Each person may purchase up to 1 ounce per transaction.

POSSESSION LIMITS

May possess up to 1 ounce of flower or 1/8th an ounce of concentrated marijuana at any given time.
Medical marijuana patients may possess 2.5 ounces, or 12 plants, every 14 days.
May possess a combination of both as long as within possession limit.

DRIVING IMPAIRED

Nevada’s DUI laws are in full force and effect.
Do not consume in the vehicle.
Do not drive impaired.

SAFETY

Must be kept away from non-patients under 21 years of age.
Locking storage devices available in dispensaries.

CONSUMPTION

No public consumption.
No consumption on gaming properties.
No consumption in vehicles.

TRAVEL

Do not take marijuana to the airport.
Do not travel with marijuana across state lines.
Dispose of leftover marijuana before leaving the state.

DELIVERY

Dispensaries may deliver to you, depending on your location.
Delivery can only be made to persons over 21 or medical marijuana patients.

START LOW

Start with a low dosage.

GO SLOW

Wait up to two hours to gauge impairment.